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April 20 2018, 12:32 | Perry Erickson
Gloria (Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. To paraphrase what Brahms once told a young composer, what's original in the film isn't very good, and what's good in it isn't very original.
Hathaway, who once admitted that she was hurt by the public's distaste for her, went on to say that she can't control how people feel about her. But, in every way that it is jump-out-of-your-seat exciting, it is also heart breaking. I don't have to contextualize all of my stories, all of my experiences through that time.
I know this is more than a monster movie, but do you have an affinity for that genre at all or have any favorites? "I loved the idea that - it sounds like a cliché but it's true - she's full of contradictions". I want to feel like the movies are a result of someone making it.
Absurd as it is, "Colossal" certainly offered Hathaway an interesting, complicated heroine whose long-delayed personal growth is carefully delineated in between monster-versus-giant-robot battles. She's self-destructive and yet she's nurturing, she's all sorts of things.
HATHAWAY: I really enjoyed Pacific Rim. There was a seemingly unwarranted dislike that seemed to follow her in 2013; it was nearly as though people felt like she was undeserving of her accolades, or that she was obnoxious simply because she expressed happiness at her own success.
"It's an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you're supposed to be happy".
"[Like] the main character, I'm from a small town in the north but I live in Madrid, and at some point in my life, if I had to go back to my town, that would mean failure". It doesn't happen a lot nowadays.
Anne opened up about her son's first birthday party during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saying: "We tried to keep it pretty low key, and we kept the theme just rainbows, which is a fun theme because it's hard to go wrong with it".
While the film's primary focus is on these few characters, on the other side of this fictional world, in Seoul, many people are put at risk as a direct result of their boorish behavior. She'll appear opposite famous names including Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett and popstar Rihanna, who made a big impression on star struck Anne.
Hathaway has often been compared to Jennifer Lawrence, the former being criticized for being too prepared, while the latter, who tripped when accepting her award at the Oscars, was considered refreshingly authentic or real.